Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

Canadian Guidelines Team and Development Panel

This is a quick summary of the guidelines without analysis or commentary. For more information, go directly to the guidelines by clicking the link in the reference.

March 02, 2020

Canadian practice guidelines for treating children and adolescents with eating disorders were published in 2020 in the Journal of Eating Disorders.[1]

Family-based treatment (FBT) is strongly recommended for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Multi-family therapy (MFT) is a reasonable treatment option for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a reasonable treatment option for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Adolescent-focused therapy (AFP) is a reasonable treatment option for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Yoga, in addition to standard treatments, is a reasonable treatment option for medically stable children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding and eating disorders.

Olanzapine or aripiprazole may be reasonable treatment options for certain populations of children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa if monitored carefully.

It is strongly recommended that the least intensive treatment environment be provided, especially for those children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa requiring a first admission to hospital and/or with a duration of illness less than 3 years.

For more Clinical Practice Guidelines, go to Guidelines.

For more information, go to Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

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